Wersing language

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Wersing
Kolana
Native to Indonesia
Region Alor
Native speakers
3,700  (1997)[1]
Dialects
Kolana
Maneta
Langkuru (Pureman, Mademang)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kvw
Glottolog wers1238[2]
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Languages of the Alor Islands. Wersing is shown at four locations around the east coast.

The Wersing language, also known as Kolana after its primary dialect, is spoken in scattered settlements around the coast of Alor in Indonesia. Though not closely related, it has cultural connections with Tukudede on the neighboring island of Timor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wersing at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Wersing". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.